The Life and Death of Sophie Stark

  • by Anna North
  • Narrated by Amanda Dolan, Roger Wayne
  • 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Who is the real Sophie Stark?
The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is the story of an enigmatic film director, told by the six people who loved her most.
Brilliant, infuriating, all-seeing and unknowable, Sophie Stark makes films said to be more like life than life itself. But her genius comes at a terrible cost: to her husband, to the brother she left behind, and to an actress who knows too much.
With shades of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, A Visit from the Goon Squad and Where'd You Go, Bernadette, it combines a uniquely appealing sensibility with a compulsively alluring plot.
Read by Amanda Dolan and Roger Wayne.

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Wow, what a character

The life and death of Sophie is captured through the tales of those around her and they reveal a gutsy young film maker who is as intriguing as she is quirky.

This is a very human tale and the character of Sophie is so 3 dimensional you feel you've actually met in real life. To say she is complicated is to simplify a personality full of contradictions and foibles.

This is a compelling listen. It is a trip inside the head of a creative yet equally tormented mind from the outside in. It is not always comfortable in Sophie's head with the insecurities and bold, brash ambition but the plot feels genuine. It stays with you long after the narrator stops.
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- Nixie

Good book ,disappointed narration

Good story ,which I/we ( partner listening car journey) very confused about who was talking .
Think reading book would have been preferable ,so could see each chapter ,different character,
Narrators in this audio book not good enough at separating characters ,Amanda Dolan just slightly better than Roger Wayne ,....we struggled to know which character talking & had to keep rewinding , to understand which character talking now .
So ..conclusion = might listen to another Anna North book ,but probably not listen to Amanda Dolan or Roger Wayne ( if more than one character ) again.
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- seg777

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-11-2015
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group